Sunlight can change everything in a photograph. It can create drama and mood, and if you can capture that moment, there is something quite magical.

I find that taking photos helps me when I come to write descriptions and atmospheres.

I have been playing with how I can capture sunlight for a while. I love the way it streams through the clouds in crepuscular rays (but then you have to be around at the right time and place for that spectacle), the star bursts that play on the lens and the reflection in and on water.

Stunning light show at Brighton Bandstand. #brighton #sunlight #lovemycity
Stunning light show at Brighton Bandstand. #brighton #sunlight #lovemycity

 

Clouds are so underrated. #clouds #cloud #whopaintstheskies
Clouds are so underrated. #clouds #cloud #whopaintstheskies

 

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Sunlight sparkle #nature #closeup #macro #seehimineverything
Sunlight sparkle #nature #closeup #macro #seehimineverything

 

Morning sunlight #newday
Morning sunlight #newday

 

Brighton beach before a downpour.
Brighton beach before a downpour.

 

Light breaking through #dandelion #silhouette #closeup #seehimineverything #nofilter
Light breaking through #dandelion #silhouette #closeup #seehimineverything #nofilter

Of course, there are many ways to photograph sunlight, but I hope that these few shots have inspired to to be creative with strong lighting and contrast.

Taking photos using you phone means that you don’t have to look at the sun through a viewfinder (please don’t look at the sun – you can damage your eyes).

(All photographs are the property of Katy Hollway and cannot be used without permission. Thanks!)

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